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Contactually turns your contacts into relationships, all over email. We know when you email a new lead and reveal what we previously know on him. We p... Learn More

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Turn emails into actions for better email management Effectively manage your inbox, reduce email overload and maintain inbox zero with unique GTD® fe... Learn More


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eM Client integrates E-mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and much more. eM Client delivers the most comprehensive calendar interfaces on the market, giv... Learn More

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Mandrill (developed by MailChimp) is an email infrastructure service that you can use to send automated one-to-one email, as well as customized newsle... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Contactually

CRM

$ 35
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

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ActiveInbox

Email Management

$ 3
For 1 Year / 1 user(s)

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eM Client

Email Management

No Pricing Available yet.

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Mandrill

Email Management

Free Plan

Available Features

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Contactually

CRM

Connect Unlimited Email Accounts

Follow-Up Reminders

Social Network Integration

Bulk Messaging (up To 50 Per Day)

Various App Integrations

Customizable Email Templates

Team Contact Sharing

Bulk Messaging (Up To 300 Per Day)

Article + Content Sharing

Programs For Scheduled Workflows

Pipelines For Sales Tracking

Introductions

Introduction Templates

Advanced Permissions

Custom Integrations

Audit Logging

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ActiveInbox

Email Management

Full Feature Access

3+ Gmail Accounts

Team Admin Panel

1-on-1 Support for Team Leader

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eM Client

Email Management

Full support for all email servers and services

Automated import from old email client

Full featured Calendar interface

Windows 7, Vista and XP support

Super fast full-text search

Schedule meetings using Free/busy

Support for ICQ, MSN, Facebook chat, Yahoo chat

Share everything with your colleagues

Over-the-air synchronization with any mobile device

VIP support : Yes

Unlimited accounts (more than 2) : Yes

Commercial use : Yes

Lifetime upgrades : Yes

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Mandrill

Email Management

200000 emails per month

Subaccounts

Rules engine     

Native mobile apps

Two-factor authentication

Geolocation and email client tracking

Detailed API logs

Multiple webhooks per account

Webhooks

Searchable, user-defined metadata

Transactional email tagging

Configurable email alerts

Split testing for transactional emails

Detailed and searchable activity log 30 days/90 days for bounced messages

Automatic CSS inlining

Multiple transactional templates per account

Multiple sending domains per account

Automated dedicated IP warmup

Dedicated IP pooling

Custom tracking domains

Custom DKIM

Custom SPF

Globally distributed sending infrastructure

All features available to all users

Pay as you go pricing for all users

Free Trial Availability

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Contactually

CRM
Free Trial Available
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ActiveInbox

Email Management

No Free Trial Available.

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eM Client

Email Management
Free Trial Available
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Mandrill

Email Management

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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Contactually

CRM
User review from
10
Shaun Naughton
May 17, 2014

Awesome product that help me get my daily stuff done for work. merges salesforce, outlook, gmail, linkedin and facebook data. Makes it easy to stay in touch with people and help me manage my activities and my customer's needs.

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ActiveInbox

Email Management

No favorable user review available yet for ActiveInbox.

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eM Client

Email Management
User review from
10
shyuan
Apr 24, 2014

I've tried Outlook, Postbox, Mailbird and Thunderbird, none of them suit my needs. eM Client is very useful, feature packed, good looking and never messed up my Gmail emails (Outlook for one who did mess my Gmail IMAP). Now I'm using eM Client for personal and business email accounts. No regret buying it!

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Mandrill

Email Management
User review from
8
Sara Luisa Hincapie
May 16, 2016

I have used Mandrill for almost 2 months now and I got to say I'm very impressed. I came onboard in the middle of the MailChimp integration so I guess that now is only good if you use MailChimp as your email marketing provider.andnbsp;Set up is very easy (You may need to know a little bit of code to set it up) but didn't take me more than 50 minutes to put the key on the script, create the actions and make sure everything worked. After that, you might need to set up the templates. Thse are the same as the Mailchimp ones so again if you are a Mailchimp power user you can integrate with the templates you have available on your account or go ahead and copy paste/import the code no coding skills required.So far the emails always get to my costumers, and I barely need any kind of maintenance of any kind. This product has saved me a lot of manual remarketing, something that I was doing before deciding to make a purchase.Cost: The cost is included (At least for my tier) on the monthly payments I make to Mailchimp. These payments vary with the number of users you might have on your lists.andnbsp;Interface: Very user-friendly. For heavy users, the tags on the templates can be life savers.Team needed: I would say you need a developer to set everything up including the automation actions and a marketer/front end designer to set up all the campaign.Analytics: Mandrill does not have the best analytics suite, but they are decent to get an overview of the campaigns (Open rates, clicks, etc.) Overall, I would recommend this product if transactional emails are time-consuming in your organization. If you have Mailchimp paid, account muchandnbsp;better.

Pros :

  • Easy to use.
  • Tags to easily search templates.
  • Cost.
  • Friendly interface .

Cons :

  • Merge tags with Mailchimp do not always work as expected.
  • Analytics are weak.

Most Unfavorable User Review

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Contactually

CRM

No unfavorable user review available yet for Contactually.

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ActiveInbox

Email Management

No unfavorable user review available yet for ActiveInbox.

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eM Client

Email Management
  • User review from
    2
    ultraman531
    May 1, 2014

    eM client supposed to be a very good email client for LiveMail, Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo Mail and Outlook or Cooperate etc. I use Outlook all the time and Outlook support all of these mail services and it works very well, I would say far better than eM Client. However, Gmail doesn't support GMail contact in Outlook and that was the only reason I paid high price for the eM client because eM client can sync my GMail Contact with the picture etc. After I used it for few days, and eM client does the job to sync my mail, contact and calendar for Live/Hot Mail, Gmail, Y! Mail etc. But, I see a very big series problem about the software that I would say it is "SHOW STOPPER" and the product should not ship with this bug/issue/concern at all. Please read the following for this BIG SHOW STOPPER for the software release. Since the 1st week of using eM Client after paying high price for the software, all the emails (LiveMail, Hotmail, Gmail, Y! Mail) I setup in eM client is getting a very ignoring error message below in every 5 to 10 minutes. "An error occurred" error message pops up for all email address I setup in eM Client. Here is some error message when "An error occurred" 1. "Deleting items in folder "username@email_domain.com/Trush failed with an error: "None" is an invalid XmlNodeType. Line 8, position 8. 2. [IMAP] An attempt to connect to username@email_domain.com failed. This could be caused by temporary server unavailability or incorrect settings. Do you want to check the settings. 3. [AirSync] An attempt to connect to username@email_domain.com failed. This could be caused by temporary server unavailability or incorrect settings. Do you want to check the settings? 4. Sending email failed with an error. The remote server returned an error (500) Internal Server Error. I have been asking eM client support for help since beginning of this year, but their support always replied and blamed on "temporary network connection related problem" or "mail service provider" problem, they don't even provide any solution at all. I have no idea how they pushed the problem to mail service provider and saying their service has a problem. But remember, all our mail service are either live/Hotmail which is Microsoft, Gmail which is Google, Y! Mail which is yahoo, and they are all big company, and they will not have the service all at the same time, right? I can't believe that their support pushed eM client issues to all these big companies at the same time, I don't feel they did even try to reproduce or work on the issue at all. For me, I am very regret (VERY DISAPPOITNMENT) that I purchased a license for eM client, it is ABSOLUTELY worth nothing, but just ignoring all the time from the software. Since I have no support, no help, no solution from eM client and I have no use, but just feeling bad and ignoring to this software, I ended up uninstalling the software from my computer and continue use my Outlook to manage all my email service now. And, use my phone to manage my Gmail contact. I will give at least 4 stars or even 5 stars if I don't have this experience or support from eM client software or support, but the software just doesn't work, USELESS now.

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    Mandrill

    Email Management

    No unfavorable user review available yet for Mandrill.

    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    Contactually

    CRM
    100
    Shanna Mann , Cloud Coach

    Wednesday 01 January 2014

    I love Contactually. I spend several months researching and testing various CRMs, and Contactually blew them out of the water by a large margin. CRMs can be painfully clunky to use, and I feel like Contactually successfully balances between being easy to use and fully-featured enough to be really useful.

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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management
    75
    Leslie A Joy , Work Awesome

    Tuesday 15 March 2011

    If you’re looking for a way to tackle not just your email inbox, but also writing emails, ActiveInbox is definitely worth installing and giving a look. And even if you don’t want to install it, their helpful guide is well worth the read.

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    eM Client

    Email Management
    100
    Larry Henry Jr. , Lehsys

    Tuesday 30 October 2012

    If you’re in the market for a new email client, you should really look at eM Client as an alternative. EM Client is an application it’s been receiving constant updates and is ever improving. And if you like the look and feel of Microsoft Outlook, but don’t want to pay the price for it, and if you use Google services a lot, eM Client is going to be a good option for you.

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    Mandrill

    Email Management
    75
    Matthew Guay , Zapier

    Monday 26 January 2015

    A great transactional email service is one you won't have to actually look at much, since it'll be running behind the scenes delivering emails automatically without you having to worry about that. Mandrill will do that job well, but it'll also entice you to check its app a bit more than you might with other services, with the wealth of other features it offers. And, since every account gets the same features, and you only have to pay for the emails you send, Mandrill's an affordable option to send your emails that'll take care of even more of your email sending needs that you might have expected.

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    Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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    Contactually

    CRM
    20
    Authenticated Reviewer , TrustRadius

    Tuesday 08 July 2014

    Contactually Use Cases and Deployment ScopeLooking for a solution to automate my contact management by keeping contacts up to date, tracking them via social, and providing basic lead scoring.

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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management

    No critic review available yet for ActiveInbox .

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    eM Client

    Email Management
    20
    Anonymous contribution , GetApp

    Wednesday 02 December 2015

    Unfortunately emClient is broken when it comes to gmail multifactor authentication. The OAuth2 APIs which are used by many clients and services just doesn't work with emClient and the company, whilst acknowledging the problem and not fixing it, simply suggests turning off security to get round the issue! This is both irresponsible and shows appalling customer care for paid users. Tehy're more interested in adding a dark theme skin then making it work properly. Shame, it had great promise.

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    Mandrill

    Email Management

    No critic review available yet for Mandrill .

    Demo Video

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    Contactually Demo Video

    CRM
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    ActiveInbox Demo Video

    Email Management
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    eM Client Demo Video

    Email Management
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    Mandrill Demo Video

    Email Management

    No Demo Video Available.

    Screenshots

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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management
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    eM Client

    Email Management
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    Mandrill

    Email Management
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    Typical Customer

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    Contactually

    CRM
    • Business
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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management
    • Business
    • Personal Use
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    eM Client

    Email Management
    • Business
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    Mandrill

    Email Management
    • Business

    Supported Devices

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    Contactually

    CRM
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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management
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    eM Client

    Email Management
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    Mandrill

    Email Management

    Supported Languages

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    Contactually

    CRM
    • English
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    ActiveInbox

    Email Management
    • English
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    eM Client

    Email Management
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • German
    • Portuguese
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    Mandrill

    Email Management
    • English

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